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Naam Shabana gets UA certificate after three censor cuts


Taapsee Pannu is gearing up for the release of Naam Shabana, but the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is at it again: “Censoring” scenes from the film.

Naam Shabana is about an undercover agent (Taapsee Pannu), and has already created a buzz because of the intense martial arts training the Pink actor had to go through to fit into the role.

According a DNA report, the CBFC has suggested three cuts in the film and offered U/A certificate.

“Hitting a woman is not permissible under any circumstance. Today, if we had to certify films about domestic violence like Deepa Mehta’s Heaven On Earth or Jagmohan Mundra’s Provoked, it would be impossible,” DNA quoted a source as saying.

“A shot showing a bottle of liquor had to go. And a Santa-Banta joke was asked to be deleted. Ridiculing any community, no matter how sporting the humour, it is not allowed,” the source added.

Neeraj Pandey’s Naam Shabana, directed by Shivam Nair, will release on March 31.

Hindustan Times could not independently verify the report.